Jacquard Pearl Ex pigment powders are extremely versatile supplies for any artist or crafter. They now come in over 30 colors. I’ll be testing some of the brand new Chromatic Colors: Citrine, Emerald, Magenta, Sapphire Blue, Scarlet and Dark Brown. This collection is a really gorgeous intense set of jewel tones with a deep lovely brown. Here’s a description from Jacquard’s website: “Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments are our most versatile product! Jacquard Pearl Ex is a safe, pearlescent, non-toxic, inert […]
Cathie and Steve, designers over at Plaid (the makers of Mod Podge), have come up with a new product called Mod Melts. Here is what Cathie has to say about the new product: With our new sea glass and milk glass Mod Melt Sticks and Molds you can now make your own scrapbooking, mixed media and jewelry making embellishments. You can customize Mod Melts with a variety of finishes! You can use FolkArt acrylic paints, shimmer mists, alcohol inks, glitter, […]
…is up at CraftCritique.com! One of the reasons why you just HAVE to love CraftCritique is because sometimes they get multiple reviewers trying out the same product. It’s really a great service to hear from many different folks with different skill sets and perspectives trying out a crafty tool. So I got to try out the Xyron Creatopia. Despite it’s winning points on having an uber-cool name, I was only impressed with 2 out of the three functions it has. […]
I love CraftCritique– I really do! I met Sarah Moore, the founder, about a year ago and I can’t tell you how much her support has helped me in my quest as a Craft Evangelist! I write for them about twice a month, and occasionally I submit a project for their “blog carnivals.” This year, for the Mother’s Day Blog Carnival I submitted an old project- felt needle cases that any mom would love to tuck into her purse or […]
As some of you know, I write for Craft Critique, and have been doing some CHA coverage for them. I got a chance to write a post about Ice Resin, a product I’m really excited to try out. It’s a non-toxic 2-part resin (most 2-part epoxy resins are HIGHLY toxic) and is touted as being non-yellowing. Fabulous artist and fellow Ohioan Susan Lenart Kazmer uses this resin in her work, and frankly, she knows her stuff! I have a sample […]
I LOVE CraftCritique.com– it’s such great site for news and reviews on all things crafty. (Ok, and I write for them, too, but really I’m not biased.) If you are at ALL interested, you should click on over and read all the updates. Since I’ve been here, I specifically have written articles on Ice Resin (non-toxic 2 part epoxy), Viva-Decor’s Precious Metal Paints, and Carol Duvall. Go check out their coverage- you’ll be glad you did!
My “Omnicrafter” pal Sarah Moore (who runs CraftCritique.com) contacted me today, and she has an fabulous opportunity for crafters/writers/makers. CraftCritique is hosting the Handmade Pavilion at CHA Winter (Anaheim) 2010…and amazingly THERE ARE STILL TABLES LEFT! Here’s the lowdown from Sarah: Big Crafty News! Craft Critique has been selected by the Craft and Hobby Association to sponsor a Handmade Pavilion for the Winter SuperShow on January 22nd and 23rd in Anaheim California. The Handmade Pavilion is a new addition to […]
OK, well, maybe not. But while I was at CHA Summer 09, Sarah Moore (my editor-in-chief over at CraftCritique) and I shot this little video audition. We found out about the “audtions”, begged a little, and got on camera all within the span of about 30 minutes. (This is remarkable because most folks signed up in advance, planned a project to share, etc.) So here’s what we came up with off-the-cuff. Feel free to mock us…we do! Sorry I can’t […]
Jenny meets crafting legend Suze Weinberg for a craft lesson with the hot wax stylus tool.
Jenny shares her day-three coverage live from CHA Summer 2009, the Craft and Hobby Association Trade show in Orlando Florida. Read on for the highlights of the day and vendors to watch.
Jenny visits Viva Decor to see their line of crafts, craft tools, Pardo polymer clay and paints. Endorsed by Lisa Pavelka, too.
So, I know that it’s my FIRST Craft and Hobby Association trade show, but I’m tittering inside. I met Kathy Cano-Murillo (the Crafty Chica), the founder of SoftFlex Wire, the President of Sakura, Heidi Grace, Claudine Hellmuth, Traci Bautista, Tim Holtz, and ummmmm, yea- the president of ProvoCraft.Â AND snagged a ticket to the gala tonight! While I’ve been told that this is a “small” show, by regular scrap/craft shows it’s still huge. Over 600 vendors, scads of make-and-takes, and […]
Sorry I haven’t posted for a while, but things are happening behind the scenes. In addition to guest-blogging over at CraftCritique, I’ve been working with a designer on a spankin’ brand-new logo! Do you have any idea how difficult it its to come up with a logo? Look, feel, font, colors, design, placement….so many choices to make. However, I think we’ve come up with a cutie! In that vein, my new logo banner will be appearing here soon on the […]
After a week of sitting on my hands and biting my tongue, I am happy to announce that I’ve partnered up with Craft Critique as one of their reporters! I’ll be reviewing some craft products for them and publishing my articles on their blog. Never fear, I’ll still be doin’ my own thing over here at Craft Test Dummies… I have plenty of products to review, crafty goodness to share, and singin’ the praises of other faboo-crafters. When I do […]